We teach innovation and leadership here as a way for students to gain independence for their future. This gives the opportunity to explore real-world problems and challenges while inspiring students to obtain a deeper knowledge of the subjects they’re studying. students are more likely to retain the knowledge gained through real-world experiences far more than through traditional textbook-centered learning. STEAM Academy is one of the very few schools in Fayette County practicing this method, with the help of these organizations.
Battelle, the world’s largest nonprofit research and development organization, is headquartered in Richmond,KY. The significance about this company is that they apply science and technology to solving what matters most. Last year, this organization provided laboratory tools for Chemistry and microbiology classes. They also donated a $10,000 grant to support our mission statement. They are currently working on partnering with students who need tutoring.
College of Arts & Sciences
EARTH & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Kentucky would like to contribute quality instruction and scientific expertise in the geosciences to our school. This is a great contribution to the students because they provide excellent education for future geoscientists or for kids that aren’t quite sure what direction to go in. 9th grade students plan on visiting the department to study fossils. Starting next semester, they will offer internship positions for Juniors and Seniors.
Over 21 Universities in and out of state are coming to STEAM to help aid in the college selection process and to give a chance to speak directly with recruiters and admissions staff before heading to college visits. There is also a panel of UK healthcare majors coming to discuss the wide variety of careers that can be pursued from graduating UK.
STEAM Academy has the honor of partnering with the Lexington Community Radio to serve as the site for the radio station.Lexington Community radio is a public forum and creative outlet made by community members. Students can find their voice through the afternoon radio club, where they learn how to promote their neighborhood, practice producing original content, and try out multimedia career possibilities.